Mountain Weather for 11,000ft

CB Avalanche Center Weather

Date: 02/22/2020

As of 0500, all remote weather stations are above zero! Valley inversions are still hanging on, with valley locations sitting in the single digits and ridge tops basking the low 20s. Westerly alpine winds continue to blow in the 20mph range, keeping things brisk up high.

Expect clouds to really to increase across our forecast area after about 11am as the closed low spinning up from Arizona approaches. The San Juans will be most favored by this incoming storm, but for less than 24hrs out, there remains a lot of model uncertainty. Temperatures will be on the warmer side, with potential valley rain (below 8000ft) early on before changing over to snow. Snow should start to fall across the higher terrain late tonight, and continue until around sunset Sunday. Accumulations look to range from 4-8” with this storm, with another disturbance dropping out of the Pacific Northwest for Monday, bringing with it stronger winds, a little more snowfall, and much colder air.

  • Today

    High Temperature: 30 to 35
    Winds/Direction: 10-20 G40/WSW
    Sky Cover: Increasing clouds
    Irwin Snow: 0
    Elkton Snow: 0
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0

  • Tonight

    Low Temperature: 15-20
    Winds/Direction: 10-20/WSW
    Sky Cover: Mostly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 2-4″
    Elkton Snow: 2-4″
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 1-3″

  • Tomorrow

    High Temperature: 20-25
    Winds/Direction: 10-20/W
    Sky Cover: Mostly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 3-6″
    Elkton Snow: 2-4″
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 1-3″